BOK Headless Hill, brown, (yes, silly me) 7.3km / 405m / 21 controls
Early start (helping)
Bought a Thumb compass - 1st one ever, Gulp.
just could not get going , at all - joke to no 1 - 7 mins vs 4 mins for others.
Terrified of downhills, pulling a tendon/muscle (re. sister's serious injury yesterday), spraining an ankle, faceplanting, bashing my knee etc etc....
Caught the even more ailing Adam Hampshire (my lift share) at no 3 & we both messed up no 4. 2.5 mins?
Once he was dropped I got to no 8 , but 8-9 was one of the shittiest legs in the history of shitty legs - diagonally uphill, in mud, across vile felled FoD shite. the "forest road" just would NOT appear!!! (Adam P had same complaint).
From 9, things picked up, and I started hitting some sort of "stride", even enjoying & spiking controls - wondering if thumb compass is a good move?
Obviously benmitchell was miles ahead but to be soooo far behind Clive, Owain, Pete W, Michael H, etc, is very depressing.
Miles worse now than was at CSC final 3 months ago (for all those people that say I'm still on the way back from the operation 6 months ago)
Discouraged. But super keen for more. Which is good.
Innovates nearly died - they're shit - too frail (even a lace snapped today!) - dobs next. I'm abandoning Innovate. After 7 years. http://www.bristolorienteering.org.uk/sites/defaul...